You may recognize the name Syd Hoff. He is the creative genius behind the childhood classics, Danny & the Dinosaur and Sammy the Seal. But did you know that Syd used to call Miami Beach home? In honor of his 2012 centennial, local journalist Dina Weinstein has curated an exhibit of Hoff’s life work at the Miami Beach Regional Library. This exhibit is not to be missed.
This morning, we’ll celebrate Syd Hoff in true Books & Books’ fashion with a birthday party featuring storytelling, treats, games, and much more.
Have you ever wondered how it all came about, the skyscrapers, the boxes and cans and jars with labels of some special brand or someone's name? It came about, so often, out of the holds of big ships, where men and their families, or men and women alone, or here and there a courageous youngster, wide-eyed and frightened were discarded like refuse on the docks of this country. And how did they produce the boxes, build the hospitals, the colleges, the churches, make the cars, envision supermarkets and department stores, produce the technology that reaches out to others all over the world and even walk the moon? One Last Child, by Antonia Phillips Rabb, show how they did it and here's what sometimes becomes of those who followed.